Decriminalization of Marijuana in Mexico City, featuring Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

March 24, 2014 —

WHAT:

The Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas and the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University Law Center present Decriminalization of Marijuana in Mexico City: an Alternative to the War on Drugs?

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Georgetown University Law Center
Room 1000, Hotung International Law Building
600 New Jersey Avenue
Washington, DC 20001

WHO:

José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States
Mario Delgado, Senator, Mexican Senate
Alejandro Madrazo, Professor, CIDE Law School, Mexico
Mary Cheh, Ward 3 Councilmember, Council of the District of Columbia
Alvaro Santos, Professor, Georgetown Law (Moderator)

NOTE:

The panel will discuss two reform bills recently introduced in the Mexican Congress and the Mexico City Assembly to decriminalize buying and consuming marijuana for personal use in Mexico City. The panel will explore these bills in the context of the broader debate about the effects of current drug policies, including the recently approved bill by the D.C. Council to decriminalize marijuana in Washington, D.C. 

Media interested in attending should e-mail mediarelations@law.georgetown.edu.